Radio Free Minturn hosts fund drive to support community radio on 107.9 FM | VailDaily.com

Radio Free Minturn hosts fund drive to support community radio on 107.9 FM

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Radio Free Minturn is an all-volunteer nonprofit that is 90 percent funded by listeners. The organization’s semi-annual fund drive is Aug. 5 to 11.

Radio Free Minturn hosts its semi-annual fund drive Aug. 5-11, asking listeners, businesses and valley residents to make a donation that will be matched up to $10,000 during the drive.

Donations help cover expenses to continue programming on 107.9 FM, streaming online as well as improve and replace existing equipment.

The station is a charitable nonprofit, all volunteer run organization that is 90 percent funded by listeners. Radio Free Minturn gives a voice to nearly 30 local DJs who carefully craft music into a weekly show for listeners and fans.

Free airtime

All nonprofits in the valley receive free airtime to help spread the word about the organization through public service announcements with no commercial interruptions and genre-free music selections. It's a creative space for students to express their burgeoning musical appreciation.

Radio Free Minturn offers several ways to support community radio. Make a donation through Colorado Gives by going to radiofreeminturn.org and clicking "Support." Businesses may become underwriters and receive recognition for their support by emailing info@radiofreeminturn.org.

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During the fund drive week, gifts will be offered to listeners who call in to make a donation.